Mindset Monday

You have to start somewhere…

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Good Mindset Monday morning!

Let’s jump right into it. What are your dreams? Your goals? What are some of the big things you want to experience or accomplish in your lifetime? Regardless of what the answers are, regardless of how limited your resources may APPEAR to be, you have to start somewhere if any of those things are going to become your reality.

We are all busy living our day-to-days lives. Things have to get done. Life moves quickly. Yes, we know these things. However, if you have never taken the time to dream, set goals, envision what your best life looks like, how will you ever get there? Being intentional about imagining what your ideal life looks like it a critical part to the process of obtaining it.

this is the beginning of anything you want

Make the Time!

I encourage you today to take a few minutes, stop all of the hustle and bustle, and really focus on what you want out of life. If you could realistically make your dreams come true, what would those details look like? Once you’ve taken the time to see these things in your mind, write them down! Yes, take a pen and paper and write every detail down. This doesn’t have to be a long, drawn out process (unless you want it to be). Take a mere five minutes and follow through on this. Everyone has at least five minutes to spare in any given day. Right? You have to start somewhere. Why not here and now?

if your dreams don't scare you they aren't big enough

I’ll Say it Again. You Have to Start Somewhere.

Make today the day you start. Make today the day you decide to start building the life you are excited to live. You’re not too young. You’re not too old. It’s never too early or too late. You have the power to do this. Regardless of your circumstances, you can start now. Today. Take the time. You deserve this. You really do. If you don’t take care of yourself, who will?

Challenge – take five minutes for the next seven day to envision your dreams and goals, write them down, and take one step each day to move towards them. This could be as simple as searching for information on Google, making a phone call to ask a question, finding pictures of your dream vacation and hanging them up somewhere that will be visible to you daily, etc. This process doesn’t have to be difficult. Quite the opposite, actually. C’mon, do it. Trust me. It works if you will dedicate the time.

if you can imagine it you can achieve it

Okay, comment below and let me know what some of your dreams and goals are. I would love to encourage you and share in your journey along the way.

Happy Mindset Monday!


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  • amanda

    Lovely post. I am putting a blog together regarding fighting depression and anxiety and i think your tips are PERFECT for giving someone motivation to get up an go. Great job.

    March 7, 2018 at 10:51 am
  • lifewithjessi

    Amanda – I LOVE the idea and direction for your blog! Such an important topic! Please keep in touch and let me know when it’s live, as I would want to follow and support you.

    Thank you for your comment. I am finally starting to step into my life’s purpose, and this blog is just the BEGINNING!

    I just started a community FB page this morning to support fellow bloggers in their quest for blogging greatness! Please join us.

    I look forward to hearing more from you!

    March 7, 2018 at 11:37 am
  • Melissa Clark

    Jessi, I love this blog post and am excited to think of all my goals and dreams becoming a reality if I just stop and take some time to make steps towards them. Thank you for this truly encouraging post!

    March 8, 2018 at 7:24 pm
    • lifewithjessi

      Melissa – thank you so much! I love that others find my words inspiring. Makes me feel useful. πŸ™‚

      And guess what??? WE. CAN. DO. THIS. #letsgoconquertheworld #oratleastapieceofit

      March 9, 2018 at 9:59 am
  • Laura

    A great inspirational post! My goal is to set aside the time to work on my hobbies. Life always seems to get in the way.

    March 8, 2018 at 7:41 pm
    • lifewithjessi

      Laura – you are spot on! Life ALWAYS seems to get in the way. This is why we have to be so intentional about allowing ourselves a “timeout” to do the things we enjoy. And give ourselves a break when we can’t seem to get it all done. As long as we move forward it whatever it is we are wanting to do, every step counts! Small steps eventually equal BIG THINGS! πŸ™‚

      What are the hobbies that you enjoy most???

      Have a great weekend, and try to work on those hobbies?

      March 9, 2018 at 9:35 am
  • Kim

    It might sound a little cliche but my big goal is to just enjoy the little things and my little people. I am so wrapped up in keeping the roof over our heads, food in the tummies, and trying to raise good little people that I forget to just enjoy it. Thank you for the post.

    March 9, 2018 at 10:21 am
    • lifewithjessi

      Kim – not cliche AT ALL! The little things. That’s what life is all about. The big things are just bonuses. Your heart is in the right place. You keep going and being the best you possible. That’s all we are really capable of doing anyway, right? Being the best version of us. Enjoy. Every. Little. Thing. Sending lots of love and best wishes your way!

      March 9, 2018 at 11:49 am
  • Lauren

    Hey! I love this post and I love the Mindset Monday idea!! I was recently nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award and wanted to then pass the nomination off to you! You can read all about it on my blog at

    I love your blog and I love the inspiration so I thought you would be a good fit. <3

    March 10, 2018 at 11:00 am
    • lifewithjessi

      Oh my goodness Lauren! I love this! Thank you so much. I will follow through and create a post with answers to your nominee questions. What a great idea and I am thankful you found my blog inspirational enough to include me! πŸ™‚

      Much love,

      March 10, 2018 at 11:07 am
  • Allie Wood

    This is really great!

    My current goal right now is to get my bachelor’s degree in psychology. I start college full-time in August and I’m so excited! I’m going to start working getting myself into the mindset now and this post will be super helpful!

    March 12, 2018 at 8:23 am
    • lifewithjessi

      Allie – whoo hooooo!!! So excited for you! I actually went back to school full time in 2010, after having kiddos, and graduated almost three years ago with my BA and my MBA! YOU CAN DO THIS! Psychology has always fascinated me. I hope you learn, grow, and fully enjoy the process. Congrats!!!

      March 12, 2018 at 9:07 am
  • Rose

    Great post! I love the idea of taking five minutes every day and envisioning your goals and dreams. I typically do this once per month along with the New Moon — set my intentions for what I want to work on for the next month. But I think doing it once a day for seven days is also a great idea to really make the time for thinking about what you want to work on.

    March 12, 2018 at 8:46 am
    • lifewithjessi

      Yes, Rose. I’ts powerful. We are all so busy that it can seem tough sometimes to even find five minutes! But if we do it intentionally, we will see the results and reap the benefits. Yay!

      March 12, 2018 at 9:09 am
  • PiratePrincessMommy

    This is so true. I am trying my best to start my own blogging business right now. Life is CRAZY busy but, I am going to do it because this is my dream. I am bookmarking this page to refer back to when I get discouraged.

    March 12, 2018 at 9:15 am
    • lifewithjessi

      You just made my day! Thank you so much for the kind words. πŸ™‚ Start. That. Blog. You can do it! I believe in you! And when you do, let me know where I can follow your journey too!

      Much love and success,

      March 19, 2018 at 10:23 am
  • Meg

    Wonderful Information. Thank you!

    March 12, 2018 at 9:15 am
  • Hemogale

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    March 17, 2018 at 5:17 pm
  • Krista

    Your Mindset Mondays are Magic Jessi πŸ’–

    April 2, 2018 at 1:19 pm
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